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Kiribati youth group responds to Australian government arrogance over rising sea levels

Today, Monday 14 Sep 2015
at 12:00pm
Parliament House, Brisbane
George St, Brisbane, Australia 4000

Hello and Mauri,

We (QLD Kiribati Community Youth) are organising a demonstration in front of QLD parliament on Monday Sept 14 not just for us I-Kiribati but also for our brothers and sisters of the pacific islands.

In light of recent events, we feel we need to remind our world leaders that climate change is real and must be taken seriously.

Abbott and Dutton’s recent display of arrogance and ignorance is appalling as well as very saddening. Unfortunately it is no surprise many world leaders do not take climate change seriously and could care less of our struggle.

If you could join us on Monday and/or help us spread the word we’d really appreciate it. Let’s remind the world and its leaders (especially our prime minister) that we the people of Kiribati/Pacific Islanders are human beings.

Our youth/future generations should not have to fight to exist in the days to come nor should anyone. It’s about time our world leaders got serious about it.

Come Monday we hope to see many “Selfies in Red” from those who share our thoughts and feelings. Don’t forget to use #ourstruggleisreal.

If you are in Brisbane pls join us in front of QLD parliament at 12noon wearing something red.

Hope to see everyone there!

Organised by Queensland Kiribati Community Youth (QKC Youth)

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Dutton’s conversation with Prime Minister Abbott and Social Services minister Scott Morrison:

Noting that a meeting on Syrian refugees was running a bit late, Mr Dutton remarked that it was running to “Cape York time“, to which Mr Abbott replied, “we had a bit of that up in Port Moresby“.

Mr Dutton then added,
time doesn’t mean anything when you’re about to have water lapping at your door“.

Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, then pointed out to both men that there was a microphone overhead. [from ABC Report].

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Peter Dutton’s office is at 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (next to the Pine Rivers Art Gallery take the entrance off Mecklem Street) if you wish to complain personally about his racist attitude.

Dutton is currently the federal member for Dickson on Brisbane’s northside.

Dutton is likely to be deposed as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after Abbott’s defeat as leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister.

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